January 20, 2014 / 3:35 PM / 4 years ago

Eaton to sell division to Safran for $270 mln

NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Eaton Corp on Monday said it would sell its aerospace power distribution unit to Safran SA for $270 million, in a deal that is expected to close in the first half of 2014.

The division makes switches and power distribution items for use in aerospace systems, including cockpits, Eaton said in a statement. The unit had sales of about $102 million in 2013.

Shares of Eaton closed Friday at $76.85.

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